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Record Number: 1870


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Southey describes arrival of 'literary remains' of Henry Kirke White at Greta Hall in his preface to The Remains of Kirke White, of Nottingham (2 vols, 1807): 'Mr. Coleridge was present when I opened them, and was, as well as myself, equally affected and astonished at the proofs of industry which they displayed ... There were papers upon law, upon electricity, upon chemistry, upon the Latin and Greek languages ... upon history, chronology, divinity, the fathers, &c ... His poems were numerous.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1806 and 31 Dec 1807

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Robert Southey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

12 Aug 1774

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Henry Kirke White

Title:

["literary remains"]

Genre:

Other religious, Classics, Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Law, Science, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1870

Source:

Print

Author:

Duncan Wu

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

n/a

Page:

241

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 241, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1870, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Quoted in entry 424 (ii) of Wu (1995).

   
   
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